Date: 12th May 2020 By: Myles Woodman length: 5 minutes Tags: Estates
We have created a series of FAQs to support CPC members with the procurement of PPE.
The suppliers on CPC’s PPE, Clothing and Uniforms framework are able to provide a wide range of high demand items. This includes Antibacterial Gel, Gloves, 3ply Masks and Aprons as well as other PPE items. Other items like Thermal Scan Thermometers and Protective Screens can be purchased through other frameworks we offer such as our Building Materials, Tools and Hardware Supplies and Stationery and Education Supplies.
CPC has created a framework identifier which can be used by members to find the most suitable framework for key PPE items. Click here to download the framework identifier spreadsheet (last updated 16/06/2020).
The majority share of PPE that is currently in the supply chain is being bought by the NHS and lead times for items are increasing. CPC has been liaising with suppliers to find out what the lead times and stock levels are for high demand items and this information can be seen in the table below. Please be advised that the data included within the table is for guidance only. Supplier lead time and stock level data was collated at 3pm 07/08/2020 and members should be aware that these figures are subject to change. CPC are talking to suppliers on a weekly basis to update this information and will share this when we have updates.
|Supplier||LA Clothing||Arden Winch||Direct Corporate Clothing||LA Safety Supplies||Hardedge||Trinity||CMT||Arco|
|Item||Lead Time||Stock Level||Lead Time||Stock Level||Lead Time||Stock Level||Lead Time||Stock Level||Lead Time||Stock Level||Lead Time||Stock Level||Lead Time||Stock Level||Lead Time||Stock Level|
|Antibacterial Gel 500ml||5 days||1000||TBC||TBC||1 day||28k bottles||5 days||1000||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||100000+||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||In Stock|
|Antibacterial Gel 5l||5 days||250||TBC||TBC||3-5 days||On request||5 days||250||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||100000+||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||In Stock|
|Antiviral Wipes and Dispensers||5 days||750||TBC||TBC||1 day||100k +||5 days||750||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||100000+||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||In Stock|
|Mobile Sanitiser Stations||10 days||0||TBC||TBC||3-5 days||On request||10 days||0||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||1000+||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||In Stock|
|FFP2 Masks||3 days||1000||TBC||TBC||1 day||1.3 mill||3 days||1000||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||10000+||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||In Stock|
|3 Ply Masks||3 days||50,000||TBC||TBC||1 day||45k boxes||3 days||50,000||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||100000+||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||In Stock|
|Reusable Mask||3 days||7500||TBC||TBC||3-5 days||On request||3 days||7500||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||100000+||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||In Stock|
|Protective Goggles||3 days||750||TBC||TBC||1 day||20k||3 days||750||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||1000+||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||In Stock|
|Face Shields/Visor||3 days||1500||TBC||TBC||1 day||500||3 days||1500||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||10000+||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||In Stock|
|Gloves||3 days||2000||TBC||TBC||Sept||Awaiting stock||3 days||2000||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||100000+||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||In Stock|
|Aprons||3 days||5000||TBC||TBC||1 day||65k||3 days||5,000||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||10000+||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||In Stock|
|Disposable Overalls||3 days||500||TBC||TBC||1 day||2000||3 days/td>||150||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||10000+||TBC||TBC||Unable to Supply||Unable to Supply|
|Thermal Scan Thermometers||3 days||100||TBC||TBC||3-5 days||On request||3 days||100||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||1000+||TBC||TBC||Unable to Supply||Unable to Supply|
|COVID 19 Test Kits||Unable to Supply||Unable to Supply||TBC||TBC||3-5 days||On request||Unable to Supply||Unable to Supply||TBC||TBC||Approx 1–2 weeks||TBC||TBC||TBC||2- 3 days||In Stock|
Direct award is available on the CPC’s new PPE, Clothing and Uniforms framework. Direct award may be used where the members requirements are well defined and the cost of required items can be determined from the provided price lists within the User Guide, without the need for amendment or supplementary conditions or if there is an urgent need. The User Guide can be found on the PPE, Clothing and Uniforms framework webpage.
CPC have been discussing cost forecasting for PPE in an ever changing market environment with the approved framework suppliers. This is updated from the information that was provided 2 weeks ago and was influenced by the spike in cases from the US and other Countries. The suppliers have provided the following comments on short and long term pricing on high demand items and this is detailed in the bullet points below.
The Government has advised that there will be a VAT exemption on essential PPE items from the 1st of May to the 31st of July 2020. This means a zero-rate of VAT will apply to sales of personal protective equipment (PPE) for Covid-19, this comes after the removal of import duty from PPE. Please see the Treasury News Story for more information.
The items that are included within the essential PPE items list is as follows:
There are two different types of mobile hand wash stations available; one is a mobile sink with water provided by a tank that does not need to be plumbed into the main water supply. The other variation is a hand sanitiser dispenser attached to a stand where the sanitiser can be dispensed either by moving your hands under the sensor or via a foot pedal. These are available through the PPE framework and the suppliers will be able to best advise the most suitable product to meet your requirement.
Further guidance on what PPE is required and when it should be used has been advised by government and can be viewed at the following link Government Guidance, members attention is drawn to point 10, Face Coverings as this is an area of high concern.
The Government have released guidance on implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings, read the Government guidance here.
We have created a brand new PPE webinar which has been designed for CPC members.
Should you have any further questions please contact the PPE, Clothing and Uniforms framework contract manager Myles Woodman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 974 0945.